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Old 02-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #21
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WooHoo, Dawn! That's great! Did you lose weight or something? How'd you do it?
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:58 PM   #22
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Running after the grandchildren helped!! :>) I also ate alot more veggies, less cookies : ( and ended up losing 50 lbs+.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #23
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You lost 50 lbs???? Way to go, Dawn! That's an amazing accomplishment. I had a friend who's cholesterol was up there and she was on all sorts of different meds to lower it, which did lower it a few points. But when she lost 30 lbs., it dropped down nice and low like yours and her blood pressure even went to normal. But wow, losing weight is really hard. So you should be patting yourself on the back big time!!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #24
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Thank you!! It feels nice to fit into my pre-kid clothes!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:51 PM   #25
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Okay, so my son; who turns 21 tomorrow, just told me that if his blood type matches his dad's he is going to give him his kidney. I told him the odds were against that happening but he is calling his Dr. and setting up testing to screen for the disease, see if he is fit enough etc. I threatened to take away his birthday but he just laughed and said that would give dad 2 for the price of 1!! The brat. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. He is as stubborn as an a** ( probably gets it from me). I'm going crazy here!! And I don't have a rubber room. :>( Dawn
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:54 PM   #26
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Running after the grandchildren helped!! :>) I also ate alot more veggies, less cookies : ( and ended up losing 50 lbs+.
Okay, I think I can use this information to my advantage. I am going home to visit my family in a few weeks. I will tell my daughter that if she cares about my health she will let my grandkids come home to live with me!

Seriously, I'm glad your cholesterol has come down. That is something I am working on now. I can't afford the Lipitor the doctor prescribed, so I started taking niacin again (it keeps me from getting migraines and is also supposed to help with cholesterol). I really need to get back on track with my eating and exercise.

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #27
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Good luck Barbara!! Once you get those grandbabies home you'll never let them go! :) I know all about migraines, have had them since I was 10 years old. No fun at all. I am on Topomax for them now. Very $$$, thank God for insurance. Walking seems to help with weight and migraines. Dawn
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:10 PM   #28
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Do you know what type of migraines you get Dawn? The doctor said mine are called "Classic Migraines." The doctor said they were caused by the blood vessels to my eyes closing up (which causes me to lose some of my vision, sometimes see sparkles, and sometimes get sick to my stomach), then after about 20 minutes they open wide again, causing the headache. The doctor had me on expensive medicine too, but I had to wait for the headache to take them. When I started taking niacin I went from a migraine every week or two to one every year or two. Not all migraines are the same, so it might not help with yours, but if you have classic migraines, it might be worth trying. I get non-flushing niacin (it is a B-vitamin) for just a few dollars at WalMart (with the other vitamins).

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Old 02-22-2008, 03:15 AM   #29
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Congrats on your cholestorol and weight! That's excellent! Let your son get tested. It isn't as quick and simple as just a blood test - well not here anyway. Tissue matching and counselling as well and the process can be lengthy. It will make your son happy. Cross the live transplant stage when you get to it. There can be a big difference in time between 20% and 15% function. One day at a time.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:08 AM   #30
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Barbara L, My migraines are classic - I go the full gamut= aura, tin hearing, blind spots, numbness from head to toe( including the mouth), nausea and a headache so bad you want a gun!! When I was little I thought I had a new way to tell me I was getting the 'flu!! Dumb kid. The worst = pregnancy. The best = after DS was born and DH had to take care of 3 kids and house for 5 days!! Maybe not the best as I had 3 days of house work for each day I was down!
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